One of my favorite sessions at NICAR is undoubtedly the young’uns session: a place for students and young professionals to ask candid questions to journalists who have been in the field a little longer.
How do I make myself stand apart from the other 500 applicants? How do I negotiate a salary? Does an internship count as previous experience? What if I’ve only worked for student media? WHY IS FINDING A JOB SO HARD? WHAT IS THE POINT OF LIFE? You know, common questions we’ve all had at one time or another during our journey into adulthood.